05/10/2016 5:49 PM AEDT | Updated 06/10/2016 1:48 AM AEDT

Twitter Tells Mike Pence What #ThatMexicanThing Is Really All About

The comment that launched a thousand tweets.

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Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence looks on during the US vice presidential debate at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia on October 4, 2016. / AFP / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

GOP candidate Mike Pence started something when he dismissively blew off rival Tim Kaine for bringing up “that Mexican thing” during Tuesday night’s vice presidential debate.

Kaine was referring to Donald Trump’s offensive comments about Mexicans, including calling them “rapists,” but Pence tried to shut him down.

“Senator, you’ve whipped out that Mexican thing again,” Pence said, hoping to end it. 

But that was only the beginning.

The reaction on Twitter came in fast, causing #ThatMexicanThingAgain to become a trending topic:

Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S.

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